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Hal

[ hal ]
/ hæl /
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noun

a male given name, form of Harold.

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HAL


abbreviation

halogen lamp: The KL 1500 HAL is a 150-watt halogen cold light source.

Definition for hal (3 of 5)

hal-


variant of halo- before a vowel: halite.

Definition for hal (4 of 5)

Prince

[ prins ]
/ prɪns /

noun

Harold S(mith)Hal, born 1928, U.S. stage director and producer.
a male given name.

Definition for hal (5 of 5)

Wallis

[ wol-is, waw-lis ]
/ ˈwɒl ɪs, ˈwɔ lɪs /

noun

Harold Brent [brent] /brɛnt/, Hal, 1899–1986, U.S. film producer.
John,1616–1703, English mathematician.
a male given name, form of Wallace.
a female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for hal (1 of 5)

hal-


combining form

a variant of halo-

British Dictionary definitions for hal (2 of 5)

prince

/ (prɪns) /

noun

Derived Formsprincelike, adjective

Word Origin for prince

C13: via Old French from Latin princeps first man, ruler, chief

British Dictionary definitions for hal (3 of 5)

Prince

/ (prɪns) /

noun

full name Prince Rogers Nelson. born 1958, US rock singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. His albums include Dirty Mind (1981), Purple Rain (1984), Parade (1986), and Sign o' the Times (1987)

British Dictionary definitions for hal (4 of 5)

Wallis

1
/ (ˈvalɪs) /

noun

the German name for Valais

British Dictionary definitions for hal (5 of 5)

Wallis

2
/ (ˈwɒlɪs) /

noun

Sir Barnes (Neville). 1887–1979, English aeronautical engineer. He designed the airship R100, the Wellesley and Wellington bombers, and the bouncing bomb (1943), which was used to destroy the Ruhr dams during World War II
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Word Origin and History for hal

prince


n.

c.1200, "ruler of a principality" (mid-12c. as a surname), from Old French prince "prince, noble lord" (12c.), from Latin princeps (genitive principis) "first man, chief leader; ruler, sovereign," noun use of adjective meaning "that takes first," from primus "first" (see prime (adj.)) + root of capere "to take" (see capable). German cognate fürst, from Old High German furist "first," is apparently an imitation of the Latin formation. Colloquial meaning "admirable or generous person" is from 1911, American English. Prince Regent was the title of George, Prince of Wales (later George VI) during the mental incapacity of George III (1811-1820).

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Medicine definitions for hal

hal-


pref.

Variant ofhalo-
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